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Facebook now with video chat

Facebook now with video chat

Facebook, the largest social network was launched in 2004, now boasting over 750 millions members, has updated its apps. FB teams up with Skype, to offer free video calls. This is a step up, but will it do well against Google+ ? Microsoft, along time Facebook partner, is acquiring Skype in a $8.5 Billion deal [...]

Google Birthday Doodle

Google Birthday Doodle

Google celebrated it’s 12th birthday with a special Google Doodle cake painting by 89-year-old Los Angeles artist Wayne Thiebaud. Google was first incorporated as a privately held company on September 4, 1998, and its initial public offering followed on August 19, 2004. Google hosts and develops a number of Internet-based services and products,[5] and generates [...]

Yahoo Japan switches to Google search engine

Yahoo Japan switches to Google search engine

In Tokyo, Japan, the biggest internal port operation, Yahoo Japan, who is currently using Yahoo Inc’s search technology, will switch to Google’s search engine, shunning Yahoo Inc.’s decision in choosing Microsoft as a partner. “If this Yahoo Japan and Google partnership works well, other search engine and portal site players all over the world may start adopting Google’s technologhy,” [...]

Google launched new Image Search Ads

Google launched new Image Search Ads

If you’ve been googling today, then you’ve probably noticed its new look because the internet search monster has implemented a new type of ad format that will allow advertisers to include a thumbnail image alongside text in ads that appear on Google Images. The new format is called Image Search Ads and will only appear [...]

Google stock slides as it misses Wall Street estimate

Google stock slides as it misses Wall Street estimate

After Google Inc.’s second-quarter results missed Wall Street estimates, the search engine giant’s shares slipped Friday even though net income and revenue climbed sharply. Results were hurt as Google hired aggressively to maintain its commanding lead in online search and expand into other businesses. The company is pushing into everything from Web display advertising and [...]

Google buys ITA Software

Google buys ITA Software

Google has reached an agreement to buy ITA Software, a maker of air travel flight-information software whose customers include major airlines and online travel agencies. The companies announced on Thursday that Google will pay US$700 million in cash for the Cambridge, Massachusetts-based software vendor. Google said in a statement that it plans to use ITA’s [...]

Microsoft fires back at Google

Microsoft fires back at Google

Due to security concerns, Google is reportedly phasing out its internal usage of Windows but Microsoft solution providers aren’t buying this line of reasoning. Neither is Microsoft, for that matter. The Financial Times reported over the weekend that new Google hires can choose between Macs or Linux PCs, but can’t get Windows PCs without CIO [...]

9-year-old wins Doodle 4 Google

9-year-old wins Doodle 4 Google

A third-grade student named Mackenzie Melton won Google’s Doodle 4 Google contest and will be showcased on Google’s homepage twenty four hours starting May 27 (Thursday). From eCanadaNow: The contest was to create a doodle for Google’s home page based on the theme, “If I could do anything, I would…” Melton won with a picture [...]